ECE420 - Supporting Children Making Transitions


2022 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online), CBD*

^Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online), CBD*

^2022 is the final Trimester 3 offering for this unit

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Students must be enrolled in course E330, E333 or E334


Students must have completed 10 credit points



Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Trimester 2:
1 x 2-hour seminar per week
1-hour online workshop per week

Trimester 3:
3 x 6-hour intensive
1 x 1-hour online workshop per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Trimester 2 and 3:
2 x cloud conferences per trimester
1 x 2-hour online workshop per week
2 x 1-hour online class per trimester (recordings provided)


*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery



This unit focuses on knowledge and skills teachers require to be able to support children making transitions, whether the transition is from home to early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings, moving from one age group in ECEC settings to another, from ECEC settings to school, participating in before or after school programs, or from home to school.

The unit will examine the teacher’s role in supporting children’s transition, including preparing children for transition, planning transition activities that maintain children’s sense of agency and adhering to relevant curriculum and policy guidelines. It will focus on how to develop positive relationships with families, local community members and other professionals to ensure transition practices are inclusive and equitable.

As part of this unit, PSTs will critique key stakeholder perspectives, analyse transition policies and develop a transition plan.

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